2018 Concerto Competition


Apply by filling out the 2018 Concerto Competition Form and sending it via email to Guillaume Tardif (tardifg@gmail.com).

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2017.

The competition fee is $50, which includes required individual membership (NOTE: if you are already a member, please see adjusted amounts below). Payment is either by cheque (made out to the Alberta String Association, and forwarded to 203, 10221-111th Street Edmonton AB, T5K 2W5) or via Paypal (see links at the bottom of this page).

This competition is a performance opportunity open to all young, pre-professional Albertan string players.


This year, candidates are asked to:

  • send a website link of an unedited video performance (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) of the movement that is intended to be performed with orchestra (assumed timing of more than 10 minutes; otherwise a few movements of the same work with orchestra). The recorded performance is to be with piano accompaniment.


  • arrange a videotaping session with one of the following ASA representatives (in Edmonton: Renee Perez; in Lacombe: Cristian Neacsu; in Grande-Prairie: Krista McLauchlan). The recordings will then be placed on YouTube and a link sent on the candidate’s behalf. Performers are to make arrangements with their own piano accompanists for the videotaping session.

Renee Perez Rodriguez (perezrod@ualberta.ca)
Cristian Neacsu (cristianneacsu@burmanu.ca)
Krista McLauchlan (krista.mclauchlan@gppsd.ab.ca)

All video recordings should be received by January 15 2018.

The winner’s performance will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 8:00PM with the Burman Chamber Orchestra (Lacombe, AB) under Maestro Cristian Neacsu.

Following this event, the Alberta String Association will arrange a Gala Concert, to feature some of the performers whose performances were highly ranked in the competition (TBA).

PayPal Payments (please choose the necessary payment, considering age and current membership status):

Concerto Competition 2018 (includes required individual membership): $50

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Concerto Competition 2018 (existing members, 17 yrs and younger): $35

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Concerto Competition 2018 (existing members, 18 yrs and older): $20

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